The Q&A Archives: Lambs Ear

Question: I wanted to know, before my Lambs Ear gets lanky, should I break off the flower stem?

Answer: You can cut the flowering stems back to the foliage level of your Stachys byzantina (Lamb's Ear), to help keep the plant looking attractive. The soft, thick leaves will be damaged by frost this winter, but the perennial roots will send out new leaves in the spring. Other than cutting back the spent flowers, I leave my Lamb's Ears alone until springtime, then cut back the damaged leaves to make room for soft new leaves.

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